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What It Took: Gore Vidal and the High Price of Midcentury Manliness

John Ibson

in The Mourning After: Loss and Longing among Midcentury American Men

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576541
eISBN:
9780226576718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576718.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Commencing with Ibson’s interview with Gore Vidal in his old age, addressing the state of American masculinity during Vidal’s midcentury youth, the chapter contrasts what would become of Vidal with ... More


“An Extreme Gesture”: Gore Vidal 1968

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Gore Vidal’s novel Myra Breckinridge captured the sexual revolution with its main character as a transgendered individual. From the opening line, “I am Myra Breckinridge and no man will ever possess ... More


Anti-Lincoln: Gore Vidal’s Lincoln (1988)

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the unconventional TV miniseries Gore Vidal’s Lincoln (1988). Again calling upon Umberto Eco’s concept of the “absolute fake,” the analysis demonstrates that Vidal’s Lincoln ... More


Touche’s Salon

Howard Pollack

in The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist's Life and Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190458294
eISBN:
9780190458324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

During his final years, Latouche faced some discrimination and censure as a result of his inclusion in a 1950 handbook entitled Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and ... More


Sex and the City: Petronius’ Satyrica and Gore Vidal’s The City and the Pillar

Nikolai Endres

in Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199689729
eISBN:
9780191814044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689729.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Throughout his long career, Gore Vidal was keenly interested in queering Roman antiquity. In his The City and the Pillar, usually considered the first gay American novel, Jim Willard, the ... More


The Mourning After: Loss and Longing among Midcentury American Men

John Ibson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576541
eISBN:
9780226576718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576718.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

In the aftermath of World War II, the closeness that many American servicemen experienced during the war was followed by a period of unprecedented scorn for men’s intimacy. The Mourning After ... More


The Essais Framed for Modern Intellectual Life

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The core topic of 2.6 is two modern reader-writers of Donald Frame’s American translation of the Essais (Gore Vidal and David Denby). We consider a range of related intellectual contexts for Frame’s ... More


Tiny Terror: Why Truman Capote (Almost) Wrote Answered Prayers

William Todd Schultz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199752041
eISBN:
9780190255961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199752041.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Truman Capote was one of the most gifted and flamboyant writers of his generation. What has received little attention, however, is Capote's last, unfinished book, Answered Prayers, a merciless ... More


The 1960s Gallery

Tom Mankiewicz

in My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136059
eISBN:
9780813141169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136059.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details people Tom worked with or hung with during the swinging Sixties. He examines Hollywood types who influenced him and the show business community. The list is a who's who of the ... More


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